Two Out of Two for Pitcrew
Striking chestnut Sebring gelding Pitcrew made it two wins in as many starts when scoring a stylish victory on Monday at the re-scheduled Saturday meeting from Rosehill.
Prepared by Gai Waterhouse, Pitcrew won easily on debut at Canterbury on June 5 and was sent out favourite for the 1400 metre open juvenile event.
Ridden again by Nash Rawiller, Pitcrew worked forward and was always in contention before fighting off a determined challenge from runner up Amovatio to win by a length and a quarter.
“It’s good to be at the races and see the sunshine,” said stable representative Mark Newnham.
“We’ve kept the work up to him, so it was good to see that when he was challenged today he showed his true quality and drew away.”
Gelded after showing ability early, but struggling to translate that into a race day performance, Pitcrew is clearly now on the way up.
He is yet another smart winner for Sebring, who was also trained by Waterhouse along with his archrival in the first season sires ranks, Northern Meteor.
“Any time we get a Sebring or Northern Meteor come into the stable we are very happy!” quipped Newnham.
A $360,000 Magic Millions purchase for Gai Waterhouse and James Harron Bloodstock from the draft of Widden Stud, Pitcrew is a half-brother to Group I winner Absolut Glam and stakes-winner Nobby Snip being one of six winners from Pine Away (USA).
Pitcrew has always been an eye-catching individual and was one of the first foals by Sebring that was paraded at the annual Widden Stud open days in 2010.
He is one of 15 Australian winners for Sebring, who shares equal pegging with his barn mate Northern Meteor, who also has 15 Australian winners.